Local Business Assists with Flood Mitigation in Weber County

How do you know when you have a great neighbor? Well, a great neighbor lends a hand and doesn’t ask for anything in return. More often than not, they do something simply because it’s the right thing to do. You might not even know it.

With Weber County’s recent flooding encounter, the good folks at EK Bailey Construction worked ‘round the clock to fill close to 7,000 sandbags.

That’s exactly what our neighbors at EK Bailey Construction did when our community was threatened by the combination of a melting snowpack and flooding this past month. The company’s ownership and staff spurred into action before the dangerous water event, filling sandbags to prevent damage to homes and businesses in Weber County.

In flooding and possible flood situations, sandbags are essential. Sandbags create a watertight seal at the bottom of the waterline to prevent water from getting through and damaging property. Even better, sandbags can be placed alongside rising bodies of water to prevent the water from going over their banks. In any case, they’re a vital tool to prevent flooding, and filling them is no small task. Actually, it’s a massive enterprise.

With Weber County’s recent flooding encounter, the good folks at EK Bailey Construction worked ‘round the clock to fill close to 7,000 sandbags. These bags were made available to residents in the community and first responders to put them in critical areas next to the water or for home and business owners to protect their properties.

Once the sandbags were filled, local residents could come to their warehouse and grab up to 10 bags per household. 150 of the total went to prevent flooding in North Ogden, and close to 3000 were used in other more dire circumstances. In fact, workers for the company were awoken by authorities at 2 in the morning to provide access to North Ogden first responders when the rivers began to crest. Talk about great neighbors!!

The construction company was as fair as possible when working with the public and made sure that everyone had equal access to the sandbags, and local authorities say that they not only went “above and beyond” but were “exceptional” when working with the public.

If you don’t know what great neighbors you have in EK Bailey Construction, we’re here to shout their praises from the rooftops. They’re a prominent construction company in Ogden and have a solid reputation for excellence and a stellar track record for successful construction projects.

In a lot of ways, the qualities of humility and willingness to help out without recognition or reward mean that the employees are simply living out the vision of their founder, EK Bailey. Bailey built his company on the principle of giving customers quality rates for quality work. It is no surprise that public service comes under the umbrella, and the EK Bailey crew was more than willing to lend a hand to people who don’t have the same access to their equipment or sand-filling capacity.

Weber County is grateful to EK Bailey’s crew for their help preparing for this event. They helped keep our community safe. We’re lucky to have such great neighbors and role models in our county.

When you have a moment, please reach out to them to thank them for all their help and hard work, because thanking people for their help is also what good neighbors do.

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